I managed to get into the area between the head waters of the Wheaton to the North and the west Arm of Bennet Lake to the south over the weekend (north west corner of our transitional snow pack). We were looking for steep and deep turns in an area unaffected by the mid Febuary surface hoar. We weren't very lucky. I must be getting good at guessing where it is now because we found the suface whore (size 3, well preserved along the interface above facets) buried 40 cm deep on a steep, shaded NE aspect. This layer "popped" under a moderate load in our compression test and gave us a propagation likely result in an extended column test. South faces were getting baked in the sun. We chose to limit ourselves to well supported low angle slopes on NE-E aspects.
I wouldn't recommend the long trip out there. Some wide and deep leads are opening up in the creek making the crossings difficult and the snowpack on the approach is shallow and boney (40cm to 60cm of unsupportive facets).